State Licensing for Senior Communities and Care Services in Alabama

Senior Living & Care in Alabama

Seniors looking for care options in Alabama will find themselves with a variety of quality care services located across the state. If you are starting your search today, New LifeStyles recommends running a search with your city or zip code to find a list of senior care options local to you. Narrow your search down by selecting a specific type of service. Are you looking for information on assisted living facilities in Alabama? Filter by independent living, nursing homes, home care, hospital care, hospice, assisted living, and more. Our listings provide information on care services provided, amenities, contact information as well as brochures and virtual tours for our advertisers. Start your search today and browse senior care options in Alabama at your own pace.

The state of Alabama provides a number of low-cost senior living and care options to support seniors as they age. Alabama is in the bottom five of all states for cost of living in the United States. A low cost of living creates a community where care and services that seniors depend on are more affordable in Alabama. According to a Genworth survey last year, the average cost of assisted living care was $3,057 per month. Find the average cost of other senior care services below.

Home Health Care Adult Day Health Care Nursing Home Care
$3,213/mo $563/mo $6,250/mo

State Licensing in Alabama – Department of Public Health

Senior care in Alabama is overseen by the Alabama Department of Public Health. According to their website, the State Committee of Public Health meets monthly and is authorized to act on behalf of the State Board of Health. Alabama law designates the State Board of Health as the advisory board to the state in all medical matters, matters of sanitation, and public health. Below find the definitions for each type of senior housing and care as regulated in Alabama. Click the city links to browse senior care facilities in the most popular cities in Alabama.


Types of Housing/Care Search Local Information Definitions
Assisted Living Facilities Assisted Living Birmingham, Montgomery,

Mobile,  Huntsville,


An individual, individuals, corporation, partnership, limited partnership, limited liability company or any other entity that provides, or offers to provide, residence and personal care to two or more individuals who are in need of assistance with activities of daily living.
Affordable Senior Housing Affordable Senior Housing Affordable Senior Housing in Alabama HUD 202 Program that offers rental assistance for seniors who meet the requirements of the federal program.
Home Health Agencies Home Care MontgomeryBirmingham,


A program which provides skilled nursing services and at least one of the following other therapeutic services: physical therapy, speech language pathology, or occupational therapy, medical social services, or home health aide services in a place of residence used as a patient’s home.
Hospice Hospice BirminghamMontgomery,



A coordinated program of home, outpatient, and inpatient care and services to hospice patients, and families, through a medically directed interdisciplinary team in order to meet the physical, psychological, social, spiritual, and other special needs that are experienced during the final stages of illness, dying, and bereavement
Nursing Homes Nursing BirminghamMobile,

Montgomery, Huntsville

A business entity that is engaged in providing housing, meals and care to sick or disabled individuals who require, on a daily basis or more frequently, medical care, nursing care, or rehabilitation services.
Specialty Care Assisted Living Facility Assisted Living Assisted Living in Alabama A facility that meets the definition of Assisted Living Facility but which is specially licensed and staffed to permit it to care for residents with a degree of cognitive impairment that would ordinarily make them ineligible for admission or continued stay in an assisted living facility.

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Alabama Department of Public Health
Division of Provider Services
201 Monroe St Ste 680
Montgomery, AL 36130

Top Senior Care Organizations in Alabama

As of 2017, roughly 16.1% of Alabama’s population is over the age of 65 according to the US Census Bureau. By 2030, it is estimated 19.7% of the population in Alabama will be over the age of 65. Seniors in the state have come to rely on a number of medium to large facilities open up that are members of well-know, national senior care organizations. New Lifestyles works with some of these organizations to connect them with seniors looking for local care services in Alabama. Below find information on some of the popular senior care organizations with facilities in Alabama.

Brookdale Senior Living in AlabamaBrookdale Senior Living offers a variety of senior care services including assisted living, independent living, memory care, skilled nursing, and continuing care retirement community (CCRC) living options for seniors in Alabama. Brookdale currently operates 10 senior communities in Alabama cities including Albertville, Birmingham, Decatur, Florence, Hampton Cove, Hanceville, and more. Use our search to find more locations.

Genesis Healthcare in Alabama – Genesis operates facilities across Alabama that specialize in assisted living care, nursing homes, and retirement communities. Genesis currently operates 9 senior communities in Alabama cities including Muscle Shoals, Florence, Gardendale, Decatur, Elmore, and more. Find more information with New Lifestyles.

Golden Living in Alabama – Golden LivingCenters operate around 300 nursing homes across the country and are owned by the Beverly Group. There are currently 13 Golden LivingCenter Nursing Homes across the state of Alabama. A few of the nursing homes in Alabama offer assisted living and Alzheimer’s care as well. Locations can be found in Boaz, Foley, Hueytown, Lanett, Meadowood, Montgomery, and more.

Find more information on care centers in Alabama when you start your search today!

Active Senior Living in Alabama

Alabama is a popular destination for many on the verge of retirement as it offers unique benefits to seniors in addition to mild winters and warm summers. Alabama’s mild climate mixed with a variety of outdoor activities provides seniors with the opportunity to get out and enjoy nature. With nearly 20 different river systems and multiple national parks, fish freshwater or saltwater and you are bound to encounter Bass, Crappie, Catfish, Walleye, and more. Alabama is also home to 32 miles of Gulf Coast beachline to explore and enjoy. Gorgeous lookouts and sandy beaches are just a few of the reasons to take residence near the coast.

Alabama provides ample opportunities for seniors to remain active in nature and active in their communities. There are close to one hundred senior centers scattered across the state that provide activities and services for seniors at no cost. Find contact information for a senior center in Alabama near you and take advantage of the offerings in your area today!

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